BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

Journal article

5 Nov 2014

Background Alcohol is a teratogenic substance and, when consumed during pregnancy, is associated with a range of adverse effects in the developing fetus, including spontaneous abortion, stillbirth, low birthweight, growth deficiency, intra-uterine growth restriction , and prematurity.

The umbrella term FASD describes disabilities...

Journal article

30 Aug 2013

Background

Indigenous Australians experience significantly disproportionate poorer health outcomes compared to their non-Indigenous counterparts. Despite the recognised importance of maternal infant health (MIH), there is surprisingly little empirical research to guide service redesign that successfully addresses the disparities. This paper reports on a...

Journal article

1 Jan 2013

Background: Diabetes in pregnancy carries an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes for both the mother and foetus, but it also provides an excellent early opportunity for intervention in the life course for both mother and baby. In the context of the escalating epidemic of...